With today’s medical advances in technology, knowledge, and procedures, the medical cosmetology industry has seen a huge change in the general methods of choice from traditional surgery to minimally invasive techniques.
These alternatives are usually less painful in the recovery process, result in less scarring, and have faster recovery periods. They’re also much lower in cost, in comparison to open surgical procedures.
Minimally invasive techniques may only require the physician’s use of injections via a needle. Minimally invasive surgeries are performed with the help of a viewing scope and specially designed surgical instruments that allow the surgeon to operate through several tiny openings instead of one large cut. Even procedures such as certain types of heart surgery or vasectomies can be completed with minimally invasive methods.
Medical Cosmetology Options
Today’s cosmetic surgery offers minimally invasive procedures using newer technologies, such as lasers, to perform procedures in less time. Cosmetic surgeons can now use a wide variety of tools and techniques that make procedures more accessible and affordable.
Below are some of the most popular cosmetic procedures that are minimally invasive:
Laser Cosmetic Surgery
Laser surgery can be used to remove the top, dead layer of the skin, revealing the fresher skin underneath. This method helps to tighten and smooth the skin, and to reduce or eliminate brown spots and large pores. Lasers have also been used to treat wrinkles, fine lines, forehead creasing, and crow’s feet.
Some of the types of cosmetic laser surgery are:
- Laser skin resurfacing/facelift, which is similar to chemical peels and microdermabrasion
- Laser hair removal, which removes or reduces the appearance of unwanted hair in a certain area of the body (this typically requires at least six treatments)
- Laser vein removal, which removes varicose and spider veins
Signs of aging used to be difficult to reduce or remove, but many minimally invasive procedures can now help you look younger. Certain signs of aging, such as crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles, are being treated with minimally invasive techniques, such as:
- Eyelifts, which reduce the drooping of the skin around the eyelids
- BOTOX®, which can reduce wrinkles and other fine lines, as well as reduce oil production
- Fillers, such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, or fat, which can reduce creases from the eyelids, forehead, or chin area, and to add volume to the lips and cheeks
Plastic Surgery Offices in New Jersey
If you’re interested in cosmetic surgery but are wary of going under the knife, be sure to look into the minimally invasive procedures and treatments that we offer at Iorio Plastic Surgery & Medspa. Double board-certified and fellowship trained, Dr. Louis Iorio stands by his commitment to offer superior plastic surgery procedures and cosmetic treatments to his clients.
For more information or to request a consultation with Dr. Iorio, call us today at our Colts Neck office at 732-780-9191 or in Brick at 732-458-7400. You can also fill out our online appointment request form here. We look forward to helping you look and feel simply ravishing!